You must show your valid library card in order to sign out library materials.
Use your Library Account to see what you have checked out and when the items are due, view the status of your hold requests, and renew library materials online.
To log in, you will need your library card number and PIN. If you don't know your PIN or you have forgotten it, you can retrieve it online:
Your PIN will be sent by email to the email address in your library record. For students and and employees, this is your UFV email account.
You can also contact the library for assistance.
You can renew items you have checked out using your Library Account.
Course reserves and items borrowed from another library may not be renewed.
All items other than course reserve items can be returned to either the Chilliwack or Abbotsford UFV campus library. Course reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were checked out. During hours the library is open, items must be returned in the book return slot at a library service desk. Outside of library hours, external bookdrops are available on the Chilliwack and Abbotsford campuses:
If an item is signed out, "Just Received," or on another campus, you may place a hold on it. You will be notified when the item is ready for pick-up. However, an in-person library user has priority to check out the book if the hold has not yet been processed.
Notices are sent to the email address in your library record. For students and employees, this is your UFV email address.
Note: Alumni and community users may not place holds on library materials. To request items from another campus library, please visit the service desk.
You are responsible for knowing the due dates of any library materials you have borrowed.
All UFV library borrowers automatically receive courtesy email notices from the library. Notices are sent to the email address on your library record. For students and employees, this is your UFV email account.
These notices include:
These notices are a courtesy reminder only.
Overdue fines will be charged for materials returned late. Note that no overdue fines are charged for days when the library is not open.
If an item signed out on your library account is not returned, you will be invoiced for the replacement cost, plus any accrued overdue fines.
When another library user places a hold on an item you have checked out, the library will contact you via email and recall the item. The item must be returned within the specified period (varies by item), after which a recall fine of $2.00 per day will accrue. Check your library account for revised due dates.
Email notices are sent to the email address in your library record. For students and employees, this is your UFV email account.
You will be invoiced for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged items which need to be withdrawn from the collection, plus any accrued overdue fines.
Charges for damages to library materials will be assessed on a case by case basis. Please report lost or damaged items to the Service Desk.
If you return a lost and paid item within 12 months, a partial refund is available.
You may pay your fines in person at the service desk at the Chilliwack or Abbotsford campus library. The library accepts cash, debit, VISA, Mastercard, or American Express. You may also choose to pay by providing credit card information over the phone.
To dispute a fine, submit a Library Fines Appeal. Please note that fines will not be forgiven for reasons such as failure to receive an overdue notice, lack of knowledge of loan periods, forgetting due dates, or failure to renew materials on time.
Library borrowing and renewing privileges are blocked on accounts with more than $10.00 owing in fines. Blocked patrons are notified monthly by email. You can always check your account balance in your Library Account.
Non-payment of bills may also result in withholding of grades and transcripts or use of a collection agency.